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Further, she adjures that "these attitudes will change only when women free themselves from their 'nature' and start creating and inhabiting another history" (the latter three quotes from "Third World").
Rather, Jesus adjures them to seek a heavenly treasure that, although it cannot be grasped or understood by the usual human standards of success, is nonetheless indestructible.
Each time Baby Suggs adjures Sethe to "lay down [her] sword," Morrison reveals how the characters pick up a song and use it as a shield to defend and affirm their humanity.
In Julius Caesar, Brutus, for example, entreats "Romans, countrymen, and lovers" to "Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe" and, more elaborately with equivalent substitutions, he adjures, "Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge" (3.
A recently published parchment adjures the God of the Christians "that you keep any person who may wear this amulet from all [harm] and all evil and all sorcery .
The latter continually adjures his readers, "forever alive, forever forward," promising them eternal struggle and vision supernal in the same breath.
Because of its etymology, I have always assumed (and thus told students) that the Arkenstone is a massive diamond-like jewel; however, the authors put this interpretation in doubt by citing a passage from the Rushworth Gospels in which Christ adjures others not to cast their pearls before swine: "ercanstanas eowre beforan swinum.